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Old August 3, 2007, 01:33 PM
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My amp was purchased second hand and neither myself nor the seller can for the life of us get digital spdif to work... don't have a manual so we're not completely sure if it's broken or just finger problems. (I knew about this issue when I purchased the amp).
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Old August 3, 2007, 04:07 PM
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So on your amp your having difficulties getting optical SPDIF to work? you need just Coax? Is this amp your using stereo because if it is you can link up your Audigy 2 with Coax. Use a 3.5mm to dual RCA cable. The white side should be a digital out on Coax Atleast that is how it worked on my Audigy 2.

As for your amp, maybe there is a manual online. Digital interconnects are usually tricky because you have to gt the sound card and the receiver to talk together. Both need to be set for the same bit rate and frequency and in the proper, expected format. PCM, DD Live!, DTS-Connect. If any one thing is set incorrectly it will not work. Hope this helps.

What about a X-Meridian or a Prelude?
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Old August 3, 2007, 05:30 PM
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So on your amp your having difficulties getting optical SPDIF to work? you need just Coax? Is this amp your using stereo because if it is you can link up your Audigy 2 with Coax. Use a 3.5mm to dual RCA cable. The white side should be a digital out on Coax Atleast that is how it worked on my Audigy 2.
Yeah, that's the way I've been running my audio for a couple of years now... (took me at least 5 trips through the creative forums to find that little tidbit... damn are those ever hard to work your way through... :) ).

Overall, I've been pretty happy with the coax output of the audigy2, I was just reading this thread and wondering if there was a "reasonably" priced (not much over $100) card out there that would provide better O/P than what I'm currently running. (and one where "bit accurate playback" doesn't need to be re-enabled on every boot).

I looked for an on-line manual a few years back (it's a pioneer) but didn't have any luck... I should have another look.

(should have said "optical" Spdif rather than digital, coax works fine).
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Old August 3, 2007, 05:51 PM
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If you are running digital, the sound is dependant on the gear you are connecting it to. The DAC's in your AMP will being doing the conversion. What you are basically looking for then are digital features such as encoders.
The 8788 cards are right up your alley for features I would think. Is this a stereo amp or surround sound? -Is it a amp or receiver?
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Old August 3, 2007, 06:19 PM
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If you are running digital, the sound is dependant on the gear you are connecting it to. The DAC's in your AMP will being doing the conversion. What you are basically looking for then are digital features such as encoders.
The 8788 cards are right up your alley for features I would think. Is this a stereo amp or surround sound? -Is it a amp or receiver?
It's a pioneer A/V receiver VSX-D608

Pioneer Models - VSX-D608

It's only being used as a stereo amp, I doubt I'll be replacing my 20 year old Polk SDA-1 speakers any time soon.... :)

The main reason I'm using digital inputs to the amp over analog is (we've discussed this before) for the ability to set a true level output to the amp that isn't affected by computer slider volumes.
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You are looking for a new sound card though correct?
You want alot of digital features such as the Sondigo or other 8788's but it needs to have Coax digital I/O? I will have to get back to you on that.
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